Giggs: Rooney and Januzaj can light up World Cup
Ryan Giggs has backed Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj to "light up" this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
In spite of the Reds' struggles this term, both players have enjoyed successful seasons on a personal level. Rooney is, of course, an established star for England, but Januzaj recently pledged is international allegiance to Belgium and, if selected, could be a surprise package in the tournament.
With regards to Rooney, Giggs is confident that the timing could be right for the in-form Reds striker to make a huge impact for Roy Hodgson's side on the world stage.
"Wayne is a top player and I think he is at a good age, he is probably at the peak of his powers and I know for a fact that he can't wait for it," Ryan told reporters at the Aon Training Complex.
"It is exciting, a World Cup in Brazil. We have all watched Brazilian teams over the years and to actually play in a World Cup in Brazil is something that I wish I had the pleasure of doing. Wayne has had a fantastic season and I think he is ready to make an impact.
"His [recent] injury was just a little groin strain, so he is fine and has done all of the work in the gym. He's trained so he will be fine. He is going away next week as well to work on his fitness, so it has probably helped him."
Januzaj recently announced his intention to play for Belgium and should feature in Marc Wilmots' 23-man squad for the finals. Despite making 34 appearances for United this season, Giggs has dismissed fears of the 19-year-old burning out in Brazil.
"The experience of going to a World Cup is something you could never take away from a young player and Adnan is the kind of player who could light up a World Cup, whether it coming off the bench or starting games,” Giggs explained.
"We all saw the other night [against Hull], both when I was on the bench and when I was on the pitch, I was excited when he got the ball. He just floats with the ball effortlessly and he is just one of those players who you love watching."